Total Nerd The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked  

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Here is the full roster of the Marvel Comics superhero team, the Guardians of the Galaxy. Created by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the comic book superhero group made their first appearance in Annihilation: Conquest #6 (2008). Made of a "ragtag bunch of misfits", the Guardians of the Galaxy have starred in two films and will also appear in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. Who are the best Guardians of the Galaxy characters?

The original Guardians of the Galaxy lineup includes leader Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Adam Warlock, and Quasar. Many popular Marvel characters, like Groot, Mantis, Iron Man, Ant-Man and Captain Marvel have also joined the group. 

Did you forget who is in the Guardians of the Galaxy? Check out the complete list of all GotG members below and vote for your favorites!

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Groot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Ability to absorb wood to feed, rebuild self, use stickers
Groot is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers, the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #13. An ...more
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Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Master tactician and field commander, Expert marksman and sniper, Accomplished starship aviator
Rocket Raccoon is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Keith Giffen, the character first appeared in ...more
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Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Skilled marksman, Flight via jet boots, Utilizes dual element guns
Star-Lord is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Steve Englehart and Steve Gan, the character first appeared in Marvel Preview #4. The son of a ...more
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Gamora is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Healing factor, Highly skilled assassin and gymnast, Superhuman strength
Gamora is a fictional antiheroine that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in Strange Tales #180. Gamora is the adopted ...more
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Drax the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Superhuman strength, endurance, stamina
Drax the Destroyer is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Mike Friedrich and writer/artist Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in ...more
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Mantis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Telepathy, Healing factor, Accelerated healing
Mantis is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Universe, and former member of the Avengers. The character was ranked 99th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in
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Adam Warlock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Flight, Superhuman speed, Energy manipulation and absorption
Adam Warlock, originally known as Him, is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Fantastic Four #66 and #67, and was ...more
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Cosmo the Spacedog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Cosmo the Spacedog Various psychic abilities
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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Flight, Hand-to-hand combat, Superhuman strength
Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A wealthy American business magnate, playboy, and ingenious scientist, Anthony Edward ...more
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Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Flight, Healing factor, Superhuman speed
Carol Danvers is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Roy Thomas and designed by artist Gene Colan, Major Carol Danvers ...more
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Phyla-Vell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Superhuman strength, flight, energy projection and absorption
Phyla-Vell is a fictional character, a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. She has gone by the names Quasar, Captain Marvel and Martyr. She was created by Peter David and Paul ...more
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Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is a fictional character, a superhero featured in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the second superhero character to use the name Ant-Man in the ...more
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Thing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
The Thing is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. His trademark orange rocky appearance, sense of humor, ...more
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Flash Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Corporal Eugene" Flash" Thompson is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics. He is a star high school football player who mercilessly bullies classmate Peter Parker but greatly ...more
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Moondragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Flight, Psychokinesis, Martial arts
Moondragon is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. A vastly powerful telepath, master martial artist, minor telekinetic, and highly skilled geneticist, Moondragon's most notable ...more
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Vance Astro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Psychokinesis, Above average athlete, Excellent astronaut
Vance Astro, born Vance Astrovik and going by the nickname Major Victory, is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero from the Earth-691 timeline of the Marvel Universe.
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Angela is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Flight, Immortality, Superhuman strength
Angela is a fictional comic book superhero created by author Neil Gaiman and artist Todd McFarlane. She first appeared as a supporting antagonist in McFarlane's creator-owned series Spawn, ...more
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Kitty Pryde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Phasing
Katherine Anne "Kitty" Pryde is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. The character first appeared ...more
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Bug is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Ability to cling to walls, Exceptional agility, Extraordinary sight
Bug is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. Bug was originally a member of the Micronauts and later joined the second incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy. ...more
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Jack Flag is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guardians of the Galaxy Members, Ranked
Superb athlete, Superhuman strength, stamina and durability
Jack Flag is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe.